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Report by the Committee of both Houses of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning public accounts
North Carolina. General Assembly
December 13, 1757
Volume 05, Pages 793-805

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[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. No. 26.]

North Carolina—ss.

Reports of the Committee of both Houses of Assembly Met at Newbern to Examine state and settle the Publick Accompts of this Province the 24th day of November Anno Dom: 1757.

Present
The honble James Hasell Esqr Member of Council
The honble Lewis De Rosset Esqr Member of Council
The honble John Rieusset Esqr Member of Council
Mr. John Harvey Member of the Assembly.
Mr. James Davis Member of the Assembly.
Mr. George Moore Member of the Assembly.
Mr. Benjamin Harvey Member of the Assembly.
Mr. James Paine Member of the Assembly.
Mr. Joseph Harron Member of the Assembly.
Mr. Maurice Moore Member of the Assembly.

The Committee having met made choice of Mr. John Harvey for Chairman who took his place accordingly and at the same time nominated Henry Delon Clerk of the said Committee.

The Clerk acquainted your Committee that he had since the last Session examined the former Accounts of Thomas Barker Esqre Treasurer of the Northern district and finds them to be just as they are stated and reported by the former Committees.

Mr. Barker then exhibited his account on oath (viz.)

No. 1. His Account of the first 2s aid to replace the £10000 Grant whereby it appears that he had in his hands at the last settlement one thousand six hundred and eighty five pounds ten shillings, that he has since received £926.1.6. and he also credits said account £6.10.4. for so much short credited in the sum he formerly received of Mr. Starkey.

He charges this account with £500 paid to John Campbell Esqre and £30 paid to Lieut: Ferguson for which he produced Vouchers and lodged them with your Committee and there remains in his hands his Commissions deducted a balance of two thousand forty one pounds fourteen shillings and six pence due to the Publick.

No. 2. His Account of the ninepenny tax whereby it appears that he had in his hands at the last settlement two hundred and seventy seven pounds, fifteen shillings and four pence farthing and that he has since received exclusive of his Commissions three hundred and thirty pounds and six pence half penny, and hath paid away by order of the Commissioners of Fort Granville to Captain McNear and to his orders six hundred and seven pounds fifteen shillings and ten pence three farthings whole Ballance he owed on this account.

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No. 3. His Account of the tax for sinking the Currency whereby it appears that he hath received since last settlement exclusive of his Commissions one thousand and fifty one pounds fifteen shillings and eleven pence half penny which he paid in to your Committee.

No. 4. His account of the four penny tax for the Printer whereby it appears that he has received since last settlement exclusive of his Commissions one hundred and forty seven pounds two shillings and eight pence three farthings for which he credits the Publick in his account of Contingencies.

No. 5. His account of the two shilling tax to redeem the Treasurer's Notes whereby it appears that he has received exclusive of his Commissions one thousand and seventy eight pounds and seven pence half penny and that he has exchanged of said Notes to the amount of one thousand and twenty five Pounds and paid for Interest due on the same forty eight pounds sixteen shillings and two pence and that there is due from him to the Public a Ballance of four pounds four shillings and five pence said Mr. Barker also paid into your Committee the aforementioned Notes.

No. 6. His Account of Contingencies whereby it appears that he had in his hands at the last settlement fifty seven pounds six shillings and two pence half penny, that he has since received six hundred and ninety five pounds seventeen shillings and one penny half penny, he adds to the credit of this account one hundred and forty seven pounds two shillings and eight pence three farthings Ballance of the Printing tax and hath paid away for sundry claims &c. including his Commissions on his Collections nine hundred and forty one pounds eleven shillings and five pence half penny for which he has produced Vouchers and lodged them with your Committee and that there is a Ballance due from the Public to the said Thomas Barker of forty one pounds five shillings and four pence three farthings.

Mr. John Dunlop, Pay Master and Commissary of four Provincial Companies sent by this Province under the Command of Major Edward Brice Dobbs and the Captains Grainger, Arbuthnot and McManus exhibited his accounts to your Committee upon Oath whereby it appears that he has received of Hugh Wallace of New York two thousand five hundred and nine pounds eighteen shillings and eight pence, for sundry stores sold ninety five Pounds eleven shillings and three pence half penny and thirty one Pounds he drawed for upon Hugh Wallace in New York Currency and eight pounds Proclamation of Richard Spaight Esqre and he is allowed by your Committee to have regularly expended his Commissions and Salary included the sum of two thousand eight hundred

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and fifty nine pounds nineteen shillings and six pence farthing New York Currency and there remains due to him from the Publick eighty nine Pounds fourteen shillings and one penny Proclamation money.

John Campbell Esqre appeared before your Committee and proved the accounts delivered on his behalf by John Rieusset Esqr at October Sessions 1756 on oath by which it appears he had then in his hands belonging to the Public one thousand and seventeen pounds fourteen shillings and eleven pence farthing for which he has credited the Public in his Account now produced to your Committee wherein he also credits the Public

£24.—
for 12 Barls Pork
returned from New York
“ 3. 3.—
for 2 Barls Beef
“ 72.16. 6¾
for 31 Tierces Bread
“ 26. 6. 5¾
for 14 head of Cattle sold, of them that strayed away.
“ 500.—.—recd
of Mr. Barker by the Governor's Order.
And he charged the Public
£15. 6.—
for freight of Bread &c. from New York.
“ 111. 9. 7¾
for 321 Barls Tar
“ 242. 2. 8
for sundries
“ 12.12.—
for 8 Barls Beef
Shipped to Hugh Wallace Merchant in New York pr Invoices
“ 139.16. 7¼
for 676 Bushhs Peese
“ 476.12. 7¾
for sundries
“ 148.13. 3
for sundries
“ 466.11.11¼
for sundries
Shipped to John Dunlop at Antigua to be remitted to Hugh Wallace in New York as pr Invoice
“ 108.10.—
paid for freight
“ 10.16. 6
Comms on Do.
“ 2.—.—
Pd Robert Washington for apprehending a Desarter.
£1734.11.3¼

And there remains due from the Public to said John Campbell ninety pounds ten shillings and three pence three farthings.

Your Committee observes that by a letter from Hugh Wallace to Mr. Campbell said Wallace acknowledgeth to have received from Mr. Scolley of Boston on account of this Province one hundred and fourteen pounds thirteen shillings and three pence New York currency which is the neat proceeds of 50 Barls Pork shippd formerly by Mr. Campbell and consigned to said Scolley.

Joseph Perry exhibited his Account to your Committee upon oath whereby it appears that he has formerly purchased 265 head of cattle for the use of the Province and were drove to Virginia to raise money to subsist and pay the forces sent by this Province to the assistance of

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Virginia which cost
£460. 4.5
That his expenses in driving them to Ft Cumberland and purchasing them amounted to
£257.11.1.
717.15.6.
He acknowledgeth to have received of Cap: Campbell
£526. 2. 2.
£10. 3.6. of Governor Dinwiddie
“ 4.—.—. of Col. Washington
“ 56.11.7. for Cattle sold
“ 70.15.1. V. Currcy which makes in Proclamation
£75.9. 5.
and there remains due to said Joseph Perry one hundred & sixteen pounds three shillings & eleven pence
116.3.11.
717.15.6.

John Starkey Esqre Treasurer of the Southern District exhibited his accounts to your Committee upon Oath viz: His account of the £100000 grant whereby it appears that he had in his hands at the last settlement one hundred and twenty two pounds eleven shillings and seven pence and that he has paid away by the Governor's Warrant to Richd Spaight Esqre one hundred and twenty two pounds eleven shillings and four pence which warrant he produced and lodged the same with your Committee and there remained in his hands three pence for Ballance of said Account.

His account of money delivered him in the House whereby it appears that he received three hundred and sixty two pounds sixteen shillings that had been paid to the Committee by Colonel Innes which sum he has paid by the Governor's Warrant to Richard Spaight Esqre he also produced the warrant and lodged it with your Committee.

His Account of Bear Inlet Fort whereby it appears he had in his hands at the last settlement one hundred and ninety two pounds three shillings and three pence which he has by the Governor's warrant exchanged for Treasurer's Notes, and is to be replaced out of the two shillings tax.

His Account of the money appropriated for Fort Johnston whereby it appears that he had in his hands at the last settlement five hundred and thirty nine pounds thirteen shillings and six pence and that he has paid away by order of the Commissioners including his Commissions two hundred and eighty nine pounds fourteen shillings and eight pence for which he produced his vouchers and lodged them with your Committee

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and there remains in his hands for the use of the said Fort two hundred and forty nine pounds eighteen shillings and ten pence.

His account of the money appropriated for Fort Granville whereby it appears that he had in his hands at the last settlement three hundred and eleven pounds to which he has added four hundred and seventy pounds six shillings and eight pence taken of the nine penny tax towards replacing the two thousand pounds borrowed for the expedition and that he has paid away by order of the Commissioners including his Commissions six hundred & thirty four pounds five shillings and seven pence for which he produced his Vouchers and lodged them with your Committee and there remains in his hands for the use of the said Fort one hundred and forty seven pounds one shilling and one penny.

His Account of the old 4d tax for Public Buildings whereby it appears that he has received eighteen pounds thirteen shillings for the ballance due by John Freeman's Estate and fifteen pounds in part of a judgement recovered agat Bryant and that he has paid to John Fonville seventeen pounds fourteen shillings and four pence which with his Commissions deducted on the sums received there remains in his hands fourteen pounds five shillings.

His Account of the 6d Tax for Officers at Wilmington whereby it appears that he had in his hands at the last settlement eleven pounds sixteen shillings and six pence half penny and that he has since received seventy three Pounds eleven shillings and nine pence three farthings out of which he has paid to John D'Bois one of the Commissioners sixty five pounds which sum together with seven pounds one shilling and four pence he charges for his Commissions on the whole collection amounts to £72.1.4. and there remains in his hands thirteen pounds seven shillings and one farthing.

His Account of the four penny tax for the Printer whereby it appears there was due to him at the last settlement, ten pounds seven shillings and eleven pence, that he has since received one hundred and ninety six pounds and eleven pence and that he has paid to Mr. Davis as Printer eighty pounds and as Post master fifty three Pounds six shillings and eight pence for which he produced his Vouchers and lodged them with your Committee and there remains in his hands his Commissions deducted forty two pounds ten shillings and four pence.

His Account of the nine penny tax whereby it appears that he had in his hands at the last settlement one hundred and eighty six pounds two shillings and six pence half penny and that he hath since received exclusive of his Commissions three hundred and two pounds and three pence farthing which he has applyed to wit four hundred and seventy Pounds

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six shillings and eight pence already carried and seventeen pounds sixteen shillings and one penny three farthings to be carried to the credit of Fort Granvilles account.

His Account of the 2s Tax to replace the money for Public Buildings and Glebes whereby it appears that he had in his hands at the last settlement ninety seven pounds and that he has since received exclusive of his Commissions eight hundred and four pounds and nine pence and there is now in his hands nine hundred and one pounds and nine pence.

His Account of the 2s Tax to redeem the Treasurer's Notes whereby it appears that he has received exclusive of his Commissions four hundred and fifty nine pounds five shillings and nine pence half penny and that he has exchanged notes to the amount of one thousand four hundred and fifty four pounds and paid for interest due on the same eight pounds fourteen shillings and six pence and there is due to said Mr. Starkey one thousand and three Pounds eight shillings and eight pence half penny, he also paid in to your Committee the aforementioned Notes.

His Account how the £3400 for Forts and Companies was issued whereby it appears that he has paid

To Captain Waddle
£1765
Mr. Brown for going up as Commissioner
60
Ditto for the use of the Fort
500
Captain Bailey
950
Captain Payne for Captain Bailey
30
Blanks never issued & paid into your Committee
61
Commons on £3400 at 1per cent.
34
£3400

His Account how he disposed of £2700 Notes he retained out of the £5306 issued for the two South Carolina Companies whereby it appears that he has paid

To Captain Grainger
£1297
To Captain Paine
750
To Doctor Hardy
200
To Mr. Brown
200
To Dixon and Williams
200
Commons on £5306 at 1 per cent
53
£2700
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His Account of the Tax for sinking the Currency whereby it appears that he has received since last settlement exclusive of his Commissions nine hundred and thirty four pounds seventeen shillings and five pence farthing which he paid in to your Committee.

His Account of money received by him for contingencies since his last settlement whereby it appears he had then in his hands ten pounds nine shillings and six pence that he since received in the House (being money paid by Mr. Barker) one hundred and forty nine pounds six shillings and of several Sheriffs seven hundred and thirty six pounds thirteen shillings and five pence three farthings and hath paid away for sundry claims &c. including his Commissions on the Collection one thousand & ninety four pounds eleven shillings and eleven pence half penny for which he has produced Vouchers and lodged them with your Committee and there remains due to the Public from the said John Starkey one hundred and ninety eight pounds two shillings and eleven pence three farthings.

His Account of outstanding debts in the Southern District as may appear by his Account to which your Committee refers.

The Clerk acquainted your Committee that having carefully examined and stated Mr. Starkey's former Accounts he found that said Mr. Starkey in his Account of Fort Johnston settled with the Committee in March 1754 made a mistake in casting up the credit of seventeen shillings in his favour, and in his Account of the sd Fort settled with the Committee in December 1754 he allowed the Ballance of that Account to be but one hundred and eighty five pounds seven shillings and six pence altho' the Ballance of the former settlement was two hundred and sixty one pounds eighteen shillings & three pence which made an error of seventy six Pounds ten shillings and nine pence in his favour which makes the Ballance in his hands belonging to Fort Johnston three hundred and twenty seven pounds six shillings and seven pence.

The Clerk further acquainted your Committee that said Mr. Starkey had omitted to carry the Ballance of his Account of Contingences settled December 1754 which was five pounds eighteen shillings and five pence half penny to the credit of the Public in his next Account so that there is due to said John Starkey on account of Contingences, only one hundred and ninety two Pounds four shillings and six pence farthing.

Mr. Starkey having thereupon examined his papers allowed of said mistakes which the Clerk has posted in the Ledger accordingly.

Captain Caleb Grainger exhibited the account of his expenses for his Company on the New York expedition to your Committee on oath whereby it appears that he has received of Richard Spaight Esqre one

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thousand six hundred and twenty six pounds fourteen shillings and nine pence from Mr. John Dunlop six hundred and thirty four pounds eighteen shillings and three pence New York Currency and of Major Dobbs ten pounds five shillings like money and he is allowed by your Committee to have regularly expended for his said Company two thousand and twenty three pounds six shillings and two pence farthing and there remains due from said Grainger to the Public one hundred and nine pounds one shilling and three pence farthing. Captain Grainger is allowed in said Accts forty pounds for himself his two Lieutenants & Ensign as a recompence for their loss of time and expences from the 10th November to the 24th December when they arrived at Newbern.

Captain Grainger also exhibited to your Committee upon oath the Accounts of his expences for his Company raised for the assistance of South Carolina whereby it appears that he has received one thousand two hundred & ninety seven pounds of John Starkey Esqre, eight hundred pounds of Thomas Barker Esqre and seventy seven pounds ten shillings for Cattle sold to Edward Raylay he is allowed by your Committee to have regularly expended on this Account two thousand four hundred and eighty four pounds three shillings and ten pence half penny and there remains due to him three hundred and nine Pounds thirteen shillings and ten pence half penny.

Your Committee observes that deducting one hundred and nine Pounds one shilling and three pence farthing Captain Grainger owes for Ballance of his Account of the New York expedition out of the above Ballance there remains due to said Captain Grainger from the Public two hundred pounds twelve shillings and seven pence farthing.

Doctor William Ferguson exhibited his Accounts to your Committee which having [been] examined and considered your Committee is of opinion he should be allowed ten Pounds for his trouble and attendance on, and medicine found for the troops that returned from New York besides ten Pounds allowed him as Lieutenant in Captain Arbuthnot's Company for his loss of time and expences from the 10th of November to the 24th December when he arrived at Newbern.

Captain Hugh Waddell Commander of Fort Dobbs exhibited his Accounts to your Committee on oath whereby it appears that he had in his hands at the last settlement two hundred and eighty six pounds and nine pence half penny that he has since received of John Starkey Esqre one thousand seven hundred and sixty five pounds and he is allowed by your Committee to have regularly expended one thousand three hundred and twenty Pounds for wages for his Company from the 10th November 1756 to the 31st of October last past and five hundred & fifty eight

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pounds sixteen shillings and two pence for Provisions and for work done at the Fort for which he produced Vouchers and lodged them with your Committee & there remains in his hands one hundred and seventy two Pounds four shillings and seven pence half penny due to the Public.

Captain Andrew Bailey exhibited his Accounts to your Committee upon oath whereby it appears that he has received of John Starkey Esqre nine hundred and eighty pounds and he is allowed by your Committee to have regularly expended seven hundred and eighty five Pounds five shillings and four pence for wages Bounty Billeting and enlisting his Company from the time of enlisting to the 31st of October last past and two hundred and sixty seven Pounds five shillings and four pence for Provisions including his wages as Commissary for which he produced Vouchers and lodged them with your Committee and there remains due to him seventy two Pounds ten shillings and eight pence.

Major Edward Brice Dobbs Captain of a Company on the Virginia and New York expeditions exhibited his Accounts to your Committee on oath whereby it appears that he has received of Richard Spaight Esqre at sundry times £1114.14.8 of Col. Hunter one thousand one hundred and thirty one pounds sixteen shillings and ten pence Virginia Currency, of Mr. Dunlop five hundred & fifty seven pounds seven shillings and one penny New York Currency and of Mr. Hugh Wallace of New York five hundred and seventeen pounds five shillings and four pence half penny. He is allowed by your Committee to have regularly expended in said expeditions three thousand one hundred and ninety seven pounds two shillings & ten pence half penny and there remains due to him thirty three pounds and two pence.

Richard Spaight Esqre exhibited his Accounts to your Committee on oath wherein he credits the Public one thousand eight hundred and nine pounds ten shillings & two pence farthing for Ballance of his former Accounts and four hundred and eighty five pounds seven shillings and four pence received at two several payments of John Starkey Esqre and charges the Public

£62
“ 16
“ 8
pd Captain McManus
“ 80
“ —
“ -
pd Mr. Dunlop.
“ 30
“ —
“ -
pd Lieut: Ferguson of Capt Arbuthnot's Company.
“ 10
“ —
“ -
pd Ensign Rogers of Capt Arbuthnot's Company.
“ 174
“ 16
“ 6
pd Captain Grainger
“ 60
“ 3
“ 4
pd Captain Dobbs.
“ 4
“ 3
“ 6¾
for his Commons at 1 perc. on £417.16.6

and makes the Ballance due to the Public one thousand eight hundred and seventy two pounds seventeen shillings & five pence half penny.

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Your Committee observes by the reports made to October Sessions 1756, Mr. Spaight was disallowed eighty Pounds he had charged in his account as paid to Mr. Harris it appearing that Mr. Starkey had paid the same, but it also appears to your Committee that Mr. Spaight has credited the Public in his said Account eighty Pounds more as received of Mr. Starkey for which said Mr. Starkey has not charged the Public and are of opinion his accounts are right except the sixteen shillings Commissions he charges for said payment which makes the Ballance due from said Mr. Spaight to the Public one thousand eight hundred and seventy three pounds thirteen shilling and five pence half penny.

Captain John Paine exhibited to your Committee upon oath the Account of his expenses for his Company raised for the assistance of South Carolina whereby it appears that he has received seven hundred and fifty pounds of John Starkey Esqre and one thousand two hundred and thirty pounds of Thomas Barker Esqre He is allowed by your Committee to have regularly expended for Bounty Board and pay for his Company from the time of their enlisting to the first day of December including his wages as Commissary one thousand seven hundred & seventy one Pounds seven shillings and for sundry Provisions &c. five hundred and forty one pounds two shillings and five pence and there is due from the Public to said Paine three hundred and thirty two Pounds nine shillings & five pence.

Col. Thomas Lovick exhibited to your Committee upon oath the Account of his disbursements for and towards building of Fort Dobbs at old Topsail Inlet whereby it appears that he has received of John Starkey Esqre six hundred & thirty two pounds seven shillings and four pence and that he has paid to George Gibbens as per Vouchers five hundred and twenty two pounds eighteen shillings and two pence to several other persons as per Vouchers eighty three Pounds eight shillings and three pence and twenty Pounds five shillings and nine pence for which there is no Vouchers and there remains in his hands five pounds fifteen shillings and two pence.

Your Committee observes that Mr. George Gibbens has not rendered any account how he has expended the sum he has received of Col. Lovick.

Coll: Joseph Bell exhibited to your Committee an Account of Disbursements paid by David Shepard for & towards building of Fort Dobbs at old Topsail Inlet by which the Vouchers delivered in to your Committee it appears that the said Shepard has paid away two hundred and twelve pounds twelve shillings and eleven pence which sum he has received of Col. Bell.

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Said Col. Bell also exhibited his own account of disbursements for and towards building the said Fort on oath by which he acknowledgeth to have received of John Starkey Esqre Six hundred and twenty four pounds eight shillings and six pence and it appears that he has paid away including his own and Negroes wages five hundred and fifty two pounds sixteen shillings and four pence half penny as per Vouchers delivered to your Committee and there remains in his hands pursuant to said Account seventy one pounds twelve shillings and one penny half penny. But your Committee observes that Mr. Starkey avers to have paid to the Commissioners of Fort Dobbs one thousand four hundred and eighty five pounds so that deducting six hundred and thirty two pounds seven shillings and four pence that Col. Lovick has received Mr. Bell must have received eight hundred and fifty two pounds twelve shillings and eight pence out of which deducting the two sums said to be expended by Mr. Shepard and Mr. Bell said Mr. Bell ought to be accountable to the Public for eighty seven pounds three shillings and four pence half penny.

Your Committee further observes that the whole sum expended on said Fort by Col. Lovick, Mr. Shepard and Mr. Bell amounts to one thousand three hundred and ninety two pounds one shilling and five pence half penny whereas Mr. Francis Brown, Mr. Edward Vail and Mr. Richard Caswell value the work done to said Fort to be worth but four hundred and thirty five pounds fifteen shillings and six pence as by an estimate by said Gentlemen delivered to your Committee may appear, By which disparity it is apparent there has been some mismanagement or extraordinary charges made by the undertakers and Persons concerned which cannot be discovered by your Committee the greatest part of the receipts not shewing what the money in them mentioned to be received was paid for. Your Committee therefore must refer the said Accounts to the House.

Mr. David Rogers Ensign in Captain Arbuthnot's Company on the New York Expedition exhibited his Account to your Committee upon oath whereby it appears that he has regularly expended for said Company one hundred and eleven pounds two shillings and seven pence for Bounty enlisting Billeting &c. and that his wages from the first November 1755 to the 10th November 1756 amounts to ninety one pounds thirteen shillings and four pence on account of which two sums he acknowledgeth to have received ninety five pounds of Captain Arbuthnot, ten pounds of Richard Spaight Esqre besides sixteen pounds thirteen shillings and ten pence Capt. Campbell paid to Col. Mackee for his the said Rogers's Account and there remains due to said Rogers from said Arbuthnot eighty one pounds two shillings and one penny.

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Your Committee is of opinion that the said Rogers ought to be allowed as an Officer ten pounds for his loss of time and expences returning from New York.

Captain John Paine formerly Lieutenant of Capt. McManus's Company exhibited to your Committee an Account of said McManus's disbursements for his said Company on the New York expedition on oath whereby it appears that the said McManus has received of Richard Spaight Esqre nine hundred and eighty one pounds six shillings—of Mr. Dunlop five hundred and thirty two pounds five shillings and five pence New York Currency and of Major Dobbs thirty pounds like money and is allowed to have regularly expended for Bounty, Board and wages for his said Company one thousand four hundred & thirty pounds five shillings and seven pence three farthings and for Provisions &c. one hundred and thirty three pounds six shillings and one penny and there remains due to said McManus one hundred and forty one pounds twelve shillings and three pence three farthings.

Your Committee further observes that Mr. John Starkey has paid to Dixon and Williams four hundred pounds as appears by the Governor's Warrant and their receipt tho' he has charged in his Account but two hundred pounds wherefore he must be credited said sum provided there has not been more Treasurer's notes emitted than by the several Laws heretofore made for that purpose is directed.

Captain Arbuthnot not being in the Province & having no Accounts from him your Committee cannot report what sum was expended on the New York Expedition.

Your Committee observes there appears large Ballances due from sundry Persons in the Northern District and is of opinion that the Treasurer of said District be directed to sue for such as shall not be paid by the twentieth day of March next and that the Clerk of your Committee be directed to give public notice hereof immediately and transmit to the said Treasurer the Ledger when compleated & demanded.

Your Committee is of opinion that Henry Delon be allowed as Clerk to your Committee and for stationery ware the sum of thirty five pounds and that Mr. Cogdell be allowed for a room, fire, candle and expenses the sum of six Pounds.

JOHN HARVEY Chmn
JOSEPH HARRON
JA. HASELL
JAs PAINE
LEWIS De ROSSET
BEN. HARVEY
J. RIEUSSET
MAU. MOORE
GEO. MOORE

13th December 1757.

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The foregoing Reports were read and approved of in the House, and the House is of opinion that Col. Bell's account with Mr. Sheppard's and Mr. Gibbens' should be better explained before they are allowed, to which desire your Honour's Concurrance.

By Order
SAM: SWANN. Speaker.
William Herritage Clk

In the Upper House concurred with 13th December 1757.
By Order
MATT. ROWAN. P. C.
Jno. Smith. Clk
True Copy.
Test: Jno Smith Clk of the Upper House of Assembly.



Additional Notes for Electronic Version: This document was enclosed in a letter from Arthur Dobbs - See Related Documents.